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The population of Leeds is approximately 11,053 (2005), 11773 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,585 (2000), 4826 (2010).

The amount of land area in Leeds is 55.623 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Leeds is 22.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.389 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leeds to Washington DC is 668 miles. The distance to the Alabama state capital is 83 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leeds is positioned 33.54 degrees north of the equator and 86.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Leeds elevation is 622 feet above sea level.
Leeds median income is $37,420 (2000).

The Leeds median home price is $88,700 (2000).

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Leeds location: in central Alabama about 18 miles east of Birmingham. Other nearby communities include Moody, Trussville, Irondale, Grayson Valley, Chalkville, Center Point, Branchville and Margaret.

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Leeds history:

Leeds began as a small farming settlement around 1828 when the Cedar Grove Post Office was opened. Once the county line of Shelby and Jefferson Counties was changed, a new post office opened in 1869 and was called Oakridge. Later, in 1884, the Leeds post office was opened. Leeds was incorporated as a town in 1887. It was named for the city of Leeds in England. Once the railroad came into town, more growth occurred. In 1906, the Standard Portland Cement Co was opened further aiding the growth in the area.

The founding of Leeds: 1828
The incorporation date of Leeds: 1887

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Charles Barkley - NBA Star, was born in Leeds. He attended Leeds High School.

Harry "The Hat" Walker - Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, lived in Leeds. He passed away in August of 1999. During the late 1940's, he hit the winning home run in one of the World Series final games, among his many other accomplishments!

Leeds is one of two cities in the State of Alabama that is located in 3 counties - Shelby, Jefferson and St. Clair Counties. The predominant land area of Leeds is in Jefferson County. St. Clair County is the next largest with Shelby County having the smallest amount of land area in that county. The other city is Waverly.

Leeds, Alabama is a Tree City USA City

The Depot Train Station, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more at website.

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